POPCultureNOTES - POPCultureNOTES WhatisPopCulture? -

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POP Culture NOTES What is  Pop Culture - Prevailing group of ideas, perspectives and attitudes  o Deemed preferred per an informal consensus within the mainstream of a given  culture  - Heavily influenced by mass media o Perpetuated by that culture’s vernacular language  - Collection of ideas permeates the everyday life of society  - Opposite of high cultural art forms  o High Culture: opera, historic art, classical music, traditional theater  o Including newspaper, television, advertising, comics, pop music, radio, cheap  novels, etc.  - Defined as everything from “common culture” to “folk culture” and “mass culture”  - Undeniably associated commercial culture and all it’s trappings  o Movies, television, radio, internet, and advertising  - Acknowledged that popular culture can and MUST be analyzed as an important part  of US material, economic, and political culture  - Who decides the pop cultural trends? 
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This note was uploaded on 01/12/2012 for the course WRT 204 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '11 term at West Chester.

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